Programs and Events

Elmhurst Art Museum is both an international destination for Mies van
der Rohe scholars and fans and a regional center where people from
Chicago and the western suburbs learn to see and think differently
through the study of the art, architecture and design of our time
explored in the Museum’s year-round courses, public programs and
school outreach.


Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Family Day: Scavenger Hunt

We invite you and your family to take a closer look at the exhibition with a scavenger hunt. Search the exhibition galleries to find hidden images as well as cleverly reused and transformed found objects. When your search is completed, you are invited to dig through a treasure chest to find salvaged materials for your very own assemblage art piece.

Free with museum admission or current membership

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Artist-led Tour and Activity

Join artist and educator Donna Castellanos on a tour of her exhibition, highlighting common items that she has repurposed. She will then lead a hands-on art making activity with items acquired from SCARCE, an award-winning environmentally conscious nonprofit.

Free with museum admission or current membership

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

EAM/EPL Book Discussion | "The Keeper of Lost Things" by Ruth Hogan

A charming, clever, and quietly moving debut novel of endless possibilities and joyful discoveries that explores the promises we make and break, losing and finding ourselves, the objects that hold magic and meaning for our lives, and the surprising connections that bind us.

Free and open to the public. Please register in advance by calling (630) 834-0202.

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Have No Fear: Jewelry Fashion Show

Join us for a runway fashion show featuring the handmade wearable art by exhibiting artist Donna Castellanos. She has created a line of wearable artwork available for purchase exclusively at the Elmhurst Art Museum and Victoria's on Main.

Tickets $10 per person. Food and beverages will be provided. Registration online or at the door.

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

EAG Artist Talk | Joe Hadamik

Joe Hadamik will be giving a pottery demonstration of the Eastern European firing technique, Obvara. Using the potter’s wheel, he will share his method of making ceramic pots for this type of firing—which requires dipping a burning hot ceramic piece into a flour and yeast mixture to create patterns often resembling wood or animal prints.